A Japanese Man Married a Hologram in a $17,000 Ceremony

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I now pronounce you husband and…hologram?

A 35-year-old Japanese man, Akihiko Kondo recently took the leap and tied the knot with the virtual reality singer, Hatsune Miku. That’s right. A hologram!

Miku is 16-year old a Sailor Moon-like “Vocaloid” with long blue pigtails. But don’t let the age bother you. She’s actually a hologram created by music tech company Crypton and has sold out 3D concerts around the globe. She’s kind of a big deal…

Kondo said had sworn off women due to a rocky youth but fell in love with Miku.

“Girls would say ‘Drop dead, creepy otaku!’ ” he said, using a Japanese term for nerds that’s often used as an insult.

Gatebox, the creator of holograms, supported the marriage by issuing a “marriage certificate” acknowledging their union goes “beyond dimensions.”

Miku communicates with Kondo through a $2,800 computerized device and shows her love by waking him up, turning on the lights and of course providing her new beau comfort by “tucking him” into bed.

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Miku was present at the $17,000 ceremony as a doll dressed in white. They exchanged rings, said vows, and even kissed. About 40 people attended, but not his immediate family.

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Now that he is settled and happily married, he is not looking to leave Miku. He explains that two-dimensional characters can’t cheat, age or die.

“I’m not seeking these in real women,” he said. “It’s impossible.”

Despite being a sexual minority, he said his relationship should be respected.

“It’s simply not right, it’s as if you were trying to talk a gay man into dating a woman, or a lesbian into a relationship with a man,” he said. “I believe we must consider all kinds of love and all kinds of happiness.”

To Miku and Knodo – I wish you all the best and a long and happy relationship.